A nod to the famous Roman mosaics and the iconic fan-shaped motifs of the Caracalla thermal baths, Diva embodies a collection with a distinctive character. Inspired by the diversity of modern-day beauties, Bulgari has created a collection of watches that evokes the personality and the history of women, at once unique and universal.
Born from the Italian jeweller’s passion for coloured stones, Diva watches reflect the iconic Bulgari rainbow, an arch composed of multi-coloured gems nestling together like petals and creating an authentic corolla of precious stones dancing around a gem-set bezel. These sensual and elegant creations embody the fascination and the mysterious attraction exercised by stones, combining the depth of precious gems with the intensity of their semi-precious counterparts. These stunning goldsmithing feats testify to the expertise and the jewellery-making savoir-faire fostered by the Maison and echo its famous 1960s floral brooches with their spring-mounted mobile flowers. Playing on a subtly musical theme, Bulgari perfects the art of en tremblant setting, since each of the small fans and stones composing the corolla of the watch is delicately assembled, set and adjusted in such a way as to gently quiver in step with the wearer’s every move.
In 2015, the collection welcomes four new creations that will be available from autumn in Bulgari boutiques and in its exclusive retailers.
In the two new High Jewellery versions, the pink gold interpretation is adorned with the warm shades of coral as well as the timeless hues of onyx and diamonds. Its corolla composed of eight coral-set fans and eight onyx-set fans is punctuated by two rows of eight claw-set round diamonds totalling almost 3.5 carats. The bracelet consists of a succession of fans instilling the model with a resolutely Art Deco cuff-watch spirit.
The other version offers a variety of baguette, brilliant, round and buff-top cuts set with diamonds and emeralds on white gold– an aesthetic evoking the DIVA High Jewellery Emeralds watch that won the “Jewellery Watch” prize in last year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, an accolade rewarding the 130 years of creativity cultivated by the Rome-based jeweller.
The Jewellery version comes in the form of two new models fitted with a refined satin strap. Its gemstone rainbow combines the fruity colours of mandarin garnets, tourmalines and opals, or the heavenly hues of tanzanites and turquoises.